Monday, December 11, 2017

A Charlie Brown Christmas!

Christmas finally arrived at our home! It is not Christmas until my human has seen "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on the local television station. Apparently, it needs to be on the TV channel, the right time and the like for my human to realize it's Christmas or maybe for him to start celebrating the Christmas season. A right funny bloke, he is!

Prior to the show, as you can't miss one second of this glorious fun, he will gather snacks and drinks and curl up in front of the TV with anticipation. You'd think the most glorious event in history was coming on. Paws, to him it probably is!

Part of my human's enjoyment is his snacks and what he drinks during the show. Since all the "good" and "delicious" stuff isn't allowed within his reach these days, I'm pawing to see what he grabs to snack on.  And, he is way too careful at how many treats he gives me so can't wait for that either.

My human tells me every year, and being the great dog that I am and not wanting to be rude and knowing that his dad used to do the same thing to him, I am quietly polite as I listen to the once again story of why he does this every year!


"Human! er, sorry, Yes Dad?" woof quietly under my breath...

"When I was just a young sprat." (what is a sprat I ask myself again quietly) "my parents and I used to watch a Charlie Brown Christmas every year. It wasn't Christmas until it came on the TV." (I think what a boring sprat ... I digress!) "We watched other Christmas shows like Rudolf-the-Red-Nosed-Reindeer or Frosty too. But, Charlie Christmas was the best and still is. We'd our snacks and be ready at 8 p.m.!"

Being totally surprised that there was television and in color when he was young, I try not to gasp or allow my face to turn all white or ashen as I say, "WOW- what a great memory Dad!"

So I paw and gently nudge my human as we curl up to watch his favorite Christmas show.  After all, Santa Claus is watching so I better watch out!"

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

(C) Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
It wouldn't be Friday without a visit from my human friend of "Lab Lady" who is infinitely surrounded by many Labrador Retrievers-  she brought by a pawsome lady named "Sandy" for you to meet!

Sandy is a 7-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever who is looking for her "Forever Home" in a single-family house located in a rural or suburban area. She has a physical fence requirement.

Sandy is a most beautiful and sweet girl, with soulful eyes which will tug at your heart, who loves other dogs and is a little slow to warm up to humans.  She is adjusting well to her new life and putting her past one as a breeder dog behind her.

Sandy enjoys playing with other dogs in the backyard and lounging around the house. One of her absolute must-haves includes a playful companion, fenced yard, and someone who is home more often than not.

Sandy is crate trained.

Sandy is approved for mini-humans ages 7 and older.  She is not recommended for cats!

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption and meet Sandy, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

My pawsome friend the "Great Dane Dame" of the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League stopped by this week with a barkingly grand, and large-I'd say, guy for you to meet- Apollo!

Apollo is an affectionate, playful, and very smart Great Dane who shares his emotions through hilarious facial expressions. He knows his basic commands like "sit," "down," and "stay" but if he doesn't agree with them, or other commands, he will mumble back at you- which is often quite hilarious! His foster parent wonders if he really does know English! BARK! WOOF! He is very well trained but does need reminding as he can be stubborn!

Apollo is house-broken and will let you know when he wants to go out. BARKS! He is good about not eating things he shouldn't and is not destructive. He is crate-trained but is fine to stay in a confined area when his humans are working.

Barkingly, Apollo has a blanket obsession! He only takes the one he knows is his! He'll go everywhere with his blanket in tow.

Apollo walks fantastic on a leash and even stops traffic with his handsome stride. He is still learning some leash manners as he likes to pull and bark when he sees other dogs! Given Apollo still needs some work on manners, he will have a training requirement as part of his adoption.

Apollo requires special attention during feeding and needs specific easy digestion dog food. His bowl needs to be elevated to head height, his foster parent uses a tall bar stool, to feed him. He has a slow feeder which he gives him 1 cup at a time (3 cups total) with 4 breaks while eating that 1 cup. Feeding time takes around 20 minutes twice a day which is a commitment with pawsitively must be kept to keep him healthy. It is an easy thing to do for such a pawsome fella! He is food motivated and will do just about anything for peanut butter and milk bones!

Apollo is recommended for mini-humans, but not for cats or small dogs!

If you would like to learn more about Apollo and Great Dane Adoption, pawlease visit the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League.

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Cat Adoption
(C) PetConnect Rescue / Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! BARK! MEOW! I hope you are having a pawsome week! My meowingly great friend "Cat Lady" stopped by this week with a very special kitty for you to meet!

Meet Cleo! An adorably, gentle, and sweet little girl with the most pawsomely angelic green eyes! She loves being with her humans and just hanging out. Meowly, Cleo gets along with the dogs in her foster home!

Cleo is a miracle kitty! She will need a very special human to adopt her! Cleo is around 1-year-old and has had a few challenges in this short time. She swallowed a string which required pretty major surgery to remove it.  As a result, it is hard for her to put on weight and get the nutrients she needs. She will need to be fed special wet food 4-5 times daily. Meows, she will need to take two pills each day and weekly Vitamin B shots. The Veterinarians think Cleo may need a similar level of care for the rest of her life.  Even with the pills, sometimes her tummy hurts and she gets sick. She will need an understanding adopter who has the time and patience to give the care needed. 

A note from my friends at PetConnect Rescue: Cats adopted through PetConnect Rescue must be indoor only, and may not be declawed (unless already declawed at the time of rescue).

The first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a Veterinarian check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important so speaking with the Veterinarian(s) listed on your application to ensure that your current and previous pet(s) are kept up to date on vaccines (including rabies), spayed or neutered and examined annually by your Veterinarian.

If you would like to learn more about cat adoption, pawlease visit PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Guide.

If you would like to apply to meet or adopt Cleo, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application. Once submitted, one of their adoption coordinators will contact you.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Keep Pets Safe During the Holidays

(C) Used by Written Permission from Mighty Dog Graphics

I paw and bark my thanks to Mighty Dog Graphics for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Cat Adoption

Dog Adoption
(C) Allen Pearson

WOOF! My friends looking for humans to love and their "Forever Homes" will return next Friday! Stop by and meet these pawsome dogs and cats!